Wednesday, September 15, 2010

#2 in the L Series

     That is a really lame title. But my tired little brain can't think of anything else. I was having sewing machine issues so went to newly bought -used machine-but that was having problems too! But my very dear local dealer replaced it with another used machine and this one is sewing just perfectly for me-at this minute. So I just can't think of a catchy name for this series right now.

     I am continuing blocks with a "L" theme and this time I went much larger.



     The actual sewing together of this one was very challenging for me. Oh alright, that was a polite way of saying it was driving me crazy at one point yesterday. A construction nightmare. I haven't done inset seams before. Just sewn by hand but not machine. Until this week. And I heard a very distinctive voice, say to a workshop participant this spring-"At this point you should be able to figure it out. I am not going to tell you how to sew it together. You have to find your own way." Over and over, I repeated those words.:)

So.that is what I did.

Figured it out.  One seam and one piece at a time. I ripped it some seams out SEVERAL times until the top was done.


     And it's not necessarily any wonder- design wise. But I just feel accomplished because I didn't give up. Hand dyed fabrics look pretty outside, don't they? It measures about 32 x 60 unquilted. How does it fit as part of this series? Well...I did follow the "L" motif but I should have played with my original easy design before I jumped into this one. Or maybe not. Maybe it's an improvisational series.

     Next, I am moving back to machine quilting these last two pieces. I need to add finished pieces to my tally for 2010.

     Happy Sewing, my friends!

2 comments:

  1. I love how big it is. I really need to figure out how to work bigger. I've been doing more skinny line pieces - I'm enjoying exploring this.
    I like the simplicity of your piece and it looks wonderful on the line. Looking forward to seeing it done.

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  2. I looooove these colors ... the light blue is zinger! It will be a wonderful quilt ... can't wait to see the quilting pattern(s) you decide to use.

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